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I wanna point out there ia a guy out there making Apps compatible with Android 1.0 even if he was only able to test them in Android 2.3 and older. A file explorer and a music player is not much but it can revive very old Android devices as Music Players.

https://github.com/martinmimigames/little-music-player

https://github.com/martinmimigames/little-file-explorer

#foss #android #android1.0really?


#AndroidAppRain (2/3)

* Quillpad: Markdown notes and task lists
* Mastodon: another FINALLY: the "official" Mastodon app now arrived at @fdroidorg!
* qBittorrent Manager: modern qBittorrent WebUI Client

Enjoy your #free & #foss #Android #apps with #FDroid :awesome:


Multiple #AndroidAppRain|s today. Firstly, @fdroidorg came up with 2 rounds, summing up to 47 updated and 7 new apps:

* Android Cache Cleaner: clean cache of all installed apps at once
* Destiny: send files with E2E encryption without revealing your identity
* Earth View for Muzei: Google Earth View plugin for Muzei
* Aves Libre: AVES! LIBRE! FINALLY 😍 An image gallery you MUST check out (and you know how rarely I say "MUST" when it comes to install an app 🙈)

#FDroid #foss #Android

(1/3)


After 2 years of negotiations with Microsoft, the German Data Protection Conference issued a damning statement: German schools must not use MS365 due to privacy violations.

Fortunately, Linux, LibreOffice & Tutanota are very good alternatives. 💪🔐

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/microsoft-office-365-email-alternative

#OpenSource #FOSS #privacy #GDPR


#AndroidAppRain brings you 39 updated & 2 new (*) apps at @fdroidorg plus at https://apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid 2 updated & 1 (+) new:

* AgoraDesk: buy BTC anonymously
* Little File Explorer: a minimalistic file manager
+ aShell: ADB shell directly on your Android device

Enjoy your #free & #foss #Android #apps with #FDroid – and also with the #IzzySoftRepo :awesome:

News ahead: soon starts the new millenium. F-Droid is close to 4k (3894), IoD close to 1k (986) apps. Who hits it first? Exciting times…


Today is #GivingTuesday! As a nonprofit Foundation, we rely on sponsors and individual donors like you to keep the project going.

We hope for #GivingTuesday2022 you'll consider supporting us with a donation:
https://foundation.gnome.org/2022/11/29/giving-tuesday-kicks-off-gnomes-end-of-year-fundraising/

#GNOME #SupportFreeSoftware #FOSS
GNOME and Giving Tuesday. November 29, 2022


An actual email we just sent to a couple colleagues:

"Let's figure out the best time to knock out a monthly ThunderCast recording. We'll need 90 minutes, a few notes beforehand, and lots of energy!

My availability looks like this:
Anytime between 10 am and 3 pm Eastern Time, on the following days: December 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 15th, or 16th.

NOTE: Any similarities between my schedule and World Cup rest days are completely coincidental..."

#Podcast #FOSS #Thunderbird #Email #WorldCup


Tja, da haben wir den mehrdeutigen Salat:

* F-Droid.org: im Screenshot angepriesener Katalog freier Apps auf gleicher Domain.
* F-Droid: kommt darauf an. Der Client, die Server Software, oder…
* F-Droid Repo: Einer der vielen verfügbaren Kataloge (Repositories). Wie das Fediverse, ist auch F-Droid dezentral – und es gibt zahlreiche Kataloge, die man nutzen kann. Bei NeoStore sind viele davon vorkonfiguriert, sonst gibt es noch Listen bei @mondstern und mir…

#FDroid #FOSS #Android


💬 Kennst DU den schon?

Manche #iOS-Nutzer:innen werden jetzt möglicherweise etwas neidisch schauen 🙈
https://f-droid.org/de/

@fdroidorg @IzzyOnDroid #Android #FOSS #ohneGoogle #AndroidApps
Screenshot von der f-droid.org Website


The path to bringing you a great email experience on Android devices begins with K-9 Mail, which joined the Thunderbird family earlier this summer.

As we work towards a modern redesign of desktop Thunderbird, we’re also working to improve K-9 Mail as it begins its transition to Thunderbird mobile in Summer 2023.

Read more about today's new release of K-9 Mail on the Thunderbird blog:

https://blog.thunderbird.net/2022/11/thunderbird-android-update-k-9-mail-6-400-adds-customizable-swipe-actions/

#Android #Thunderbird #K9Mail #Email #FOSS #OpenSource


#AndroidAppRain again, with 16 updated & 1 new (*) apps at @fdroidorg plus 7 updated & 2 new (+) apps in my repo:

* gpsdRelay: Relay NMEA information from Android to gpsd
+ ImapNotes3: View, edit and synchronise HTML notes on your IMAP accounts
+ ChemistryLab: a chemical laboratory simulation app

Enjoy your #free & #foss #Android #apps with #FDroid and the #IzzySoftRepo :awesome:


sucht einen #foss #eBook Reader, der idealerweise bei F-Droid verfügbar ist (helft ihr doch bitte, Details im Thread). Bei https://ebooks.qumran.org/ habe ich derweil 20 neue DRM-freie #eBooks hochgeladen – die 12k sind also bald voll.

Bedient Euch! Wie gehabt: kein Javascript, keine Tracker, kein Account – und alles gratis :awesome: Browsen & Suchen per Browser – oder direkt aus Eurem Reader, wenn der OPDS unterstützt…


The dream of an audio desktop with soundscapes. The terminal turns red when running sudo? Add a cautious tone to the gentle terminal soundscape. The website you're browsing is secure? Layer on a safe tone to the scape. Like this isn't just for blind people. Neuro-divergent people would probably like the constant feeling of the soundscape, and the ability to maybe simplify the visual interface, since all the icons for state, like battery status high, Internet connected, or even extra layers like RAM used, CPU usage, and disk space used. And those indicators don't have to be constant sounds, they could be sounds called up by a keyboard commands or voice commands. There are so many things that designers haven't tried with sound. But oh yeah terminal turning red, that's easy haha /s. Ugh. Ah well. Linux is made by the majority, for the majority. Oh but if I can code I can make it, right? Right? I just have to learn C, C++, Vala, Rust, GTK, QT, and so on. Oh and sound design. And GUI design. Yeah no. And then I'd have to be the one to maintain all that because no one else will. No one.

#foss #linux #a11y #accessibility #sound #SoundDesign


After I canceled my yearly Office365 subscription, Microsoft gave me some of my money back. I donated it to @libreoffice I encourage you to give a yearly donation. :libreoffice: 💰️ 😃 https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/

#LibreOffice #Foss #Donate
LibreOffice donation page


#AndroidAppRain time! 41 updated & 2 new (*) apps at @fdroidorg plus 14 updated & 1 new (+) apps in my repo:

* Simple Material Notes: simple notes app with material design
* BBC World Service Newshour Downloader: Downloader for BBC podcasts
+ Little File Explorer: minimalistic file manager (only 40 kB!)

Enjoy your #free & #foss #Android #apps with #FDroid and the #IzzySoftRepo :awesome:


I canceled my Office365 subscription yesterday. @libreoffice does all I need. I always add the so useful @grammalecte extension for grammar and spelling.

#foss #LibreOffice #Grammalecte

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2022/11/24/libreoffice-7-4-3-community/


Yesterday I installed #Thunderbird (@thunderbird), entered my e-mail and password of my self-hosted e-mail server (which doubles as #Nextcloud instance), and everything just worked beautifully and automatically. Contacts sync, calenders (including colors), e-mails. Grateful for the hard work from so many people to make using #FOSS not only viable, but downright pleasant.


Since Flowit turned out to be great I went and looked up its developer, ByteHamster.
Lo and behold, he's also heavily involved in maintaining two favorite and indispensable apps of mine, #AntennaPod and #K9Mail. A true #FOSS hero! 👏

https://bytehamster.com/opensource/

Seems to have a (albeit idle) Mastodon account, too -> @ByteHamster


#AndroidAppRain today brings 38 updated apps at @fdroidorg plus 8 updated & 1 new apps at https://apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid

* Traditional T9: T9 IME for Android devices with hardware keypad

Enjoy your #free & #foss #Android #apps with #FDroid and the #IzzySoftRepo :awesome:


Here's a screenshot of #K9Mail's current message view. And two more showing what the NEW message design will look like! 👀

We've added some comments in the margins explaining some of the new features and UI elements.

Thunderbird for Android is taking shape, and it should be here before Thunderbird Supernova releases next summer!

(Note: This is by no means final, still a lot of polish and work to do)

#OpenSource #FOSS #Email #Android #Thunderbird
An email from Edsger W. Dijkstra to Alan Turing, viewed in the current version of K-9 Mail, an open source mobile email client.
The new message view, redesigned for the upcoming Thunderbird mobile app. The screenshot shows various comments on the new features and updated UI.
The new message view, redesigned for the upcoming Thunderbird mobile app. The screenshot shows various comments on the new features and updated UI.


I can't sign this as I am not a constituent of the EU, but I hope this comes to pass and the EU forces some responsibility into the #tech corporations. Goodness knows the US isn't going to lead the way.

#OpenSource #ConsumerRights #Computers #PlannedObsolescence #FOSS #ElectronicWaste #environmentalism #RightToRepair


Introducing Upscaler, an application that lets you upscale and enhance images. I released 1.0.0 yesterday and it is now available on Flathub!

https://flathub.org/apps/details/io.gitlab.theevilskeleton.Upscaler

#linux #gnome #gtk #python #gnu #foss #opensource


Suggestions of a podcast player app with these requirements?
- iOS
- Free open source software FOSS/FLOSS
- Privacy full or very good (no/minimal tracking)

#podcast #PodcastPlayer #FOSS #FLOSS #iOS #privacy


So what does today's #AndroidAppRain bring? Well: 9 updated apps in my repo plus 10 updated & 1 new apps at @fdroidorg:

* Flipper Mobile App: Organize data and keys on your Flipper Zero device

Enjoy your #free & #foss #android #apps from, at & with #FDroid :awesome:


Hi! I'm [the Pink fork] – a fork of Mastodon for Android. I exist because the official app is lacking many important features, which I intend to bring back!

Some of my features include:

• Unlisted posting
• Federated timeline
• Alt text viewer
• Bookmarks
• Pinning posts
• Handling follow requests
• Improved true black mode

… and many more!

Visit my GitHub for downloads and more information:
https://github.com/sk22/mastodos#readme

#Introductions #Mastodon #Mastodos #MastoDev #Android #MastodonAndroid #FOSS


Sharing an interesting #foss #dev job opening from @kde

"KDE e.V., the non-profit organisation supporting the KDE community, is looking to hire a software engineer to help improve the software stack that KDE software relies on."

https://ev.kde.org/resources/callforproposals-platform2022/

It's a #remote contract position, and a great paid opportunity for people who have already contributed to KDE software. But even if you haven't, you can still apply! All details are in the linked job description. Good luck 💪


Todays #AndroidAppRain brings you 10 updated & 1 new (*) apps at @fdroidorg plus 8 updated & 2 new (+) apps in my repo:

* Sapio: provides an estimation of how Google-dependent an Android application is
+ Climb The World: Rock climbing application that shows individual climbing routes
+ KineticE Speedometer: GPS kinetic energy speedometer with a non linear gauge

Enjoy your #free & #foss #Android #apps with #FDroid and the #IzzySoftRepo :awesome:


Dear everyone!

Now that you have learnt that capitalist platforms can be broken by capitalists over night and that you have zero control over them, here's your next steps:

GitHub -> @Codeberg
Discord -> @matrix
Google Docs -> @nextcloud

Come on, you can do it!

And you get even more inclusive towards contributors because you stop locking out young people and citizens of US-embargoed countries!

#decentralization #FOSS #freedom


#AndroidAppRain today brings you 9 updated apps in my repo, plus 31 updated & 1 new apps at @fdroidorg:

* Achie: a simple app for registering achievements

Enjoy your #free & #foss #Android #apps at, with and from #FDroid :awesome:


Just learned today there's a pendant to #FDroid for #macOS & #iOS users called "App Fair". I'm not using any #Apple device – but if you are, you might be interested to take a look. And if you're a developer and want your #FOSS #app there, I'm sure you'll want to take a look as well:

https://appfair.net/


Coming to #android? No way! Currently using FairMail, but honestly the interface is pretty rough. And the other #foss option I'm aware of is K9 which is very old school and doesn't really cater to the archiving approach to email. I'm really excited to see what Thunderbird will bring.


The State of the Onion is livestreaming in 30 minutes!

Learn more about what the Tor community is up to! Get updates on exciting software projects! Learn more about the people and groups that keep the network running! Learn how you can get involved in the fight against censorship and surveillance! Generally have a good time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-7k0PjnBbk

#tor #FOSS #privacy @torproject


Tomorrow (Wednesday at 1700 UTC) we're presenting Part 2 of the annual State of the Onion!

Last week's presentation focused on in-house Tor Project teams; tomorrow will be focused on community projects. (This part is always super interesting to me.)

Please join us!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-7k0PjnBbk

#Tor #Privacy #FOSS @torproject


Content warning: Addressing toxicity against FOSS/GNOME software


#KDE #software is many things: free, beautiful, performant, customizable. How about all of that plus #sustainable?

KDE adopts #SustainableSoftware as one of 3 overarching goals to focus on!

> Software has an impact on our future. It has an affect on #energy and #resource usage. KDE can deliver software which does this in a way which preserves #environment and society for us and future generations.

https://community.kde.org/Goals/Sustainable_Software

#KDEEco #BE4FOSS #FEEP #FOSS #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #ClimateCrisis
KDE Eco logo of KDE gear with a green leaf growing out of it.


Are there any #decentralized #foss alternatives to #GoogleDocs ?

Asking for a friend. (Seriously.)


Since you seem to be getting excited about the redesigned calendar in #Thunderbird Supernova, it's an appropriate time to mention that the ENTIRE application is getting a modern UI overhaul in 2023!

You can track our progress here: https://developer.thunderbird.net/planning/roadmap

(That link also leads to our Thunderbird Android roadmap).

#FOSS